Welcome to the website of
The Irish Environmental Law Association
New members are welcome at any time, please click on the button below for information on how to join the IELA.
Very many thanks to Marie O’Connor of the Environmental Protection Agency for her presentation on the Water Environment (Abstractions and Associated Impoundments) Act 2022 on 21 March 2023. Details of our next meetings for 2023 will be circulated to members in due course.
This website offers Association members a key source of information on environmental and planning law. Members can login to the Member’s Section at the bottom-right of the page, where copies of written papers and podcasts of all presentations delivered to members, are available. Membership is comprised of legal practitioners, industry/NGO members, state bodies, academic professionals and persons generally interested in the law as it relates to the environment and the planning system in Ireland.
The Association holds quarterly meetings, at which a guest speaker addresses matters of topical importance to members. Recent presentations to the association have included the following:
There are further short updates on each of the following key topics for the planning and environmental law practitioner:
Association meetings are enlivened by healthy debate between members and the speakers on the topical matters of discussion and are therefore a very useful source of information for those interested in environmental law, particularly for practitioners, academics and those representing interest groups. Meetings are typically held in the Law School of Trinity College Dublin, although the location varies from time to time. Attendance qualifies for CPD points.
New members are welcome at any time, please click here for information on how to join the IELA.